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Distinctively, audio is defaulted to an elastic state in Ableton Live.  Logic calls it Flex Time ProTools calls it Elastic Audio  Ableton calls it Warping In basic terms, all of these functions do the same thing. They allow users to automatically or manually adjust the timing of audio without affecting its pitch. Ableton’s…
  • Ableton, Warping, Tempo, Audio, Editing
  • May 23rd, 2022
  Ableton Live’s Simpler: The Basics by Maya Wagner Ableton Live can do a lot. However, its most reputable aspect may very well be its sampling abilities. Whether you have Live Lite, Standard, or Suite, learning how to use Simpler is something well worth your time.    So, what is Simpler? Simpler gets its name from its comparison to…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 20th, 2022
Ableton’s developers are bad-ass. Live allows users to take control of the DAW on a level that other DAWs just don’t. That’s why we sound designers, programmers, and creatives love it so much. From Max for Live to Ableton Themes, there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating your optimal Live environment. Ableton’s developers appreciate the…
  • Ableton, Live, hacks, Tips
  • May 20th, 2022
Whether you are sound designing, mixing, or producing, using time-based effects like a delay is a necessity. There are endlessly creative and practical applications of delay effects, and Ableton Live’s developers do an amazing job of including a diverse and functional collection of delay plugins with their software package. This article includes a…
  • Ableton, Delay, Echo, Effects
  • May 19th, 2022
Each DAW has its own lingo. There are so many discrepancies in vocabulary between DAWS, that it can be difficult to know exactly which terms mean what. Converting MIDI tracks to audio is one of the most important functions of any DAW, but each one handles the process differently.  In Ableton Live there are two main ways to convert a MIDI track to…
  • Ableton, Bounce, Freeze, Flatten, Audio, MIDI
  • May 19th, 2022
Automation provides a way to control changes in parameters over time in an arrangement. In Ableton Live, automation can be accessed by pressing the letter "A" on the keyboard when in arrangement view. There are tons of techniques that can be used to write and record automation, so let’s jump in and explore them! Selecting Your Parameter Ableton users…
  • Ableton, Live, Automation, Arrangement, Editing, Sequencing, Mixing
  • May 18th, 2022
One of the most distinctive aspects of Ableton Live is its beautifully crafted “Session View.” Ableton LIVE gets its title from this live-looping-based interface which can be used in a multitude of different ways, all super awesome for workflow, composition, arranging, songwriting, beat making, and performing.  Many people have the false belief that…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 18th, 2022
  INTRODUCTION With the recent release of Ableton Live 11, everyone is raving about new devices such as Spectral Resonator and Hybrid Reverb. And yeah, these are pretty awesome, but there are so many amazing devices that have been out for so long that remain amazing!  One of these Ableton devices is called Drum Buss. It is basically a unique…
  • Ableton, Busses, Drums, Mixing, Mix, Plugin
  • May 18th, 2022
No matter what DAW you use, having an efficient workflow is extremely important. Not only does it save you time, but it also allows you to look and feel more professional and advanced when working with others. Not to mention, it lets you put all of your brain’s energy into creativity instead of worrying about the technical stuff. It just feels good to learn…
  • Ableton, Workflow, Tips, Tricks, hacks, Live
  • May 18th, 2022
Ableton Live is known for its powerhouse live performance functionality (hence the name “Live”), and provides an array of options for controlling projects without ever touching the mouse. Nowadays, many MIDI controllers come with preset mapping/control scripts that automatically map parameters in popular DAWs to different MIDI CC controls on a given…
  • MIDI, Map, mapping, control surface, Ableton, Live, Live Looping, Electronic Performance
  • April 14th, 2022
by Shirly Gurten In this introductory video, we'll provide a rundown on the various views in Ableton, how to select sounds, enter MIDI information and quantize.   Sign-up for a Peer Training today if you’d like to learn more about these and other topics at library.berklee.edu/training  
  • Ableton, Live, Ableton Live, DAW
  • April 14th, 2022
Ableton Live Suite offers three different EQ plugins as part of its native plugin collection. Each of these EQ plugins has its own unique features and strengths. Let’s jump in and explore each one! Channel EQ Features Channel EQ is a basic but important EQ plugin that emulates classic analog three-band EQ consoles. Channel EQ features a nice graphic…
  • Abelton, EQ, Frequency, Mixing, Plugin
  • April 14th, 2022